LEAD Action News

LEAD Action News Vol 1 no 3 Spring 1993   ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News ( ISSN 1440-0561)
The journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.

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Cartoons and other graphics: Thank you to Cathy Wilcox (SMH), Augustina Jones, Eric Evans, Vivien Carson, Swan, Parker & Hart. [Please contact The LEAD Group for permission to reprint.]

Editors: Elizabeth O'Brien and Noela Whitton. Typists: Carol Bodle, Mangala Vadivale, Shirley He, Noela Whitton.

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Quotable Quotes

In 1786, Benjamin Franklin wrote:

"The Opinion of the mischievous Effect of Lead is at least Sixty Years old; and you will observe with Concern how long a useful Truth may be known and exist, before it is generally received and practiced on."

In 1925 in a paper on tetraethyl lead published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Alice Hamilton, one of the foremost industrial physicians of this century, and her colleagues from the Workers' Health Bureau said:

"The evidence so far available seems to show a real danger of chronic lead poisoning connected with garage work when ethyl gasoline is used and a possible danger to the public from lead dust in the streets of large cities ... The discharge of. .. [lead] particles ... which fall to the ground ... on crowded streets of cities, might constitute a far from negligible danger".

Richard Neville argued in World Series Debating on ABC TV, August 1993:

"The Tibetans ... invented meditation, humour and Other World Series Debating. They spent their time raising their consciousness, while we spend our time raising the lead levels in our children's blood. In Australia,. we're completely obsessed with building roads that wreck the bush, just so we can reach Surfer's Paradise. Well, the Tibetans, they've invented a thousand ways to reach Paradise without the Surfers

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